James Matowik

March 16, 1931February 1, 2013

James J. Matowik, 81, of Sparta, New Jersey, passed away on February 1, 2013 at his residence. James was born in New York City and has been a resident of Sparta since 1955. He was a 1949 graduate of Blairstown High School in Blairstown, NJ and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He worked as a computer programmer for Bell Laboratories in Whippany for 30 years, retiring in 1984. James was a lover of classical music, he was an avid chess player and loved painting and gardening. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Charlotte (nee Page) Matowik. James is the devoted father of Deena Matowik of Boston; Ellen Matowik Russell and her husband Peter of New York City; James Matowik Jr. and his wife Sandra of Ogdensburg, NJ and Steven Matowik and his wife Karen of Yuma, AZ. He is also survived by his brother John C. Matowik and his wife Dorothy of Lady Lake, Florida and beloved grandchildren Avery, Jacob and Daniel and great-grandchildren Sophi and Siena. Funeral services will be held privately under the direction of the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. Condolences may be sent to


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Susan Matowik-Petrone

February 15, 2013

Dear Aunt Charlotte, Deena, Steven, Ellen and Jimmy and family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. I will always cherish the memories I have of Uncle Jim. He was a very soft spoken and loving man, who loved everyone dearly. He is now in heaven with the angels watching over us. Our deepest sympathies are with you all, Love Sue Charlie and family (Matowik-Petrone)

Ned Jennings

February 5, 2013

Steve and family, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I hope that God's peace will comfort you at this time.

Dana Repasch Merville Mooney

February 4, 2013

Mrs. Matowik, Ellen, Jimmy, Deena and Steven - I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I imagine him outside in a garden tending to the plants and landscape, as I saw him almost every day spring to fall while growing up in Sparta.